Year 13 pupil, Felix Beddow wanted to use his artistic skills to support Winchester's local homeless shelter. His design has been chosen for their annual Christmas card. Felix explains how he got involved:
"The collaboration came about when the Winchester Churches Nightshelter charity, unable to make use of the school's Community Service team due to COVID measures, asked whether we could make a contribution to their annual Christmas card campaign. Studying A-level art and already participating in the CS program, several boys were brought in to help make and package the most sellable and appropriate Christmas-themed artworks.
I wanted to set the wintery scene in a familiar and identifiably 'Winchester' setting. Choosing the Buttercross, bathed in warm light from the shopfronts I wanted to design both a pleasant and inviting scene, as well as beckoning the consideration of the difficulties of sleeping rough during the winter months and Christmas period."
The cards are available to purchase online and all proceeds will go towards helping people experiencing homelessness in the Winchester area.
1st February 2021
Thanks to the continued generosity of Winchester parents, the Umapad Food Programme in the Philippines continues to support those in desperate need to access education and food.
24th January 2021
The Head of College explains why, despite being an ineffective player himself, he is an ardent fan of Winkies for the team spirit it builds and the traditions it upholds.
19th January 2021
Starting the spring term, known as Common Time, in the UK's third national lockdown, one of Winchester's Head Boys encourages the whole school community to keep mentally healthy by setting personal goals, remaining physically active, and participating in the challenges and inter-house competitions being set by senior pupils this term to keep up morale.
8th December 2020
The Winchester College community continues to respond to the challenges posed by the pandemic, and has received recognition for its efforts.
22nd November 2020
The Quiristers have recorded at Abbey Road studio to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
7th September 2020
In the first of a series of insights into school life during this unique time, we hear from Ben Wen who recently joined the school as a JP in Furley's, spending the past two weeks with his brother in quarantine. Ben looks back at his first impressions of boarding life.